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Vernonia fasciculata
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Royal purple flowers of this tall plant are conspicuous.

Found in very wet areas where the overcup oak slough nears the trail.

You ought to know

Height: 4' - 6'

Frequency: Very few plants found in wet areas of woods

Blooms: August

Range: Prefers wet habitats in Indiana; found in sloughs of the Lower Wabash River Bottoms.

Known from Ohio to Minnesota and southwest to Oklahoma.